War of the Worlds destroyed the international box office this weekend with opening estimates of $102.5 million for the 5-day weekend. This is the biggest ever opening for a non-sequel of all time and the fifth biggest ever opening for a film internationally. Only four other films have ever surpassed the $100 million mark on opening weekend: Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith ($144 million), Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($123.5 million), The Matrix Revolutions ($119 million) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($113 million). If only it could have done as well over in the US. This probably confirms that the TomKat media debacle did have a small negative impact in the United States.